Table of Contents
Tips and Techniques4
In Search of the Perfect Ham6
When buying ham, knowing what to look for on the label can guarantee great results on the dinner table. Here's the start to the perfect ham.
The Perfect Ham9
A slow roast under an aluminum tent results in a moist, succulent ham. Don't miss out on a special treat this spring by roasting your own.
The secret to a /good/ potato pancake is long strands of partially cooked and chilled russets. A few other ingredients make them /outstanding/.
Shelve the scalloped potato recipes! A rich two-cheese cream sauce laced between thin layers of potatoes and leeks makes this lasagna irresistible. It's the perfect side dish with ham.
Salmon Rose Appetizer16
Choosing the right smoked salmon is the key to gorgeous salmon roses. They're simple to make and can be done ahead. The best part -- they taste as good as they look.
Oven-Steamed Salmon with Champagne-Butter Sauce18
Here's a foolproof way to cook salmon perfectly every time. This method ensures firm texture, a bright coral color, and mild flavor.
Steaming Spring Vegetables22
There's no reason to cook these tiny spring vegetables any other way. Steaming brings out their natural, delicate flavors.
New Orleans Dinner26
These traditional New Orleans dishes are "reengineered" -- these recipes are either simpler to make, lower in fat, or lighter tasting than the originals.
A Trio of Tarts34
Tasty crusts, simple fillings, fancy (but easy!) decorating -- these tarts will satisfy all your dessert senses.